East of 8th Mempho 2019 Day 2

A Look Back At Day 2 of the 2019 Mempho Music Festival

After a non-stop concert schedule on the first day of the 2019 Mempho Music Festival, Sunday allowed more time to take in the scene.  From local craft beer to artists painting on large canvases, the festival offered a taste of Memphis.  With an ice-cold Meddlesome Brewing IPA in hand and a thorough lap of the…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 4

Sunday at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was already upon us. After a year’s anticipation, the preparation, the packing (and unpacking) of camping supplies, the three prior days of music, and all of the new friends and memories made in such a short time, Sunday always has a bittersweet feeling. You know that there…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 2

Weeks ahead of time, I had eagerly awaited my Friday schedule at the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  With the day containing a mix of rising artists I had somehow missed throughout the winter concert season, as well as a few artists that I could not wait to see again, I had assembled the…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2018, DAY 1

Whether it’s from the awe-inducing first year at the festival when the true magic and spirit of the experience washes over you for the first time, the memory of a one-of-a-kind show, the gathering of friends old and new, the head-clearing moments of pure musical joy, or the wild combination of all the above, every…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 1

Nestled in Knoxville’s Old City, the annual Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival calls one of the Scruffy City’s scruffiest and diverse neighborhoods home. Boasting a diverse lineup mixed with local favorites and national touring acts, it’s a can’t-miss event. I was so excited to get the party started, I left Nashville without putting my suitcase…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 2

After our first day at Forecastle, I had high hopes for the rest of the weekend–and day number two did not disappoint. We started the festivities with classic rock revivalists The Shelters, who are reminiscent of iconic outfits like The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Beach Boys. With a combination of wicked guitar riffs, smooth…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL, DAY 1

It’s no secret that there are many different festivals from which to choose these days; I can say from experience, though, that one of the best events in the country is Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in downtown Louisville, right on the bank of the Ohio River, Forecastle offers a unique and beautiful experience.…

#tbt: CAGE THE ELEPHANT at BONNAROO

Sometimes the most memorable shows from a festival are the ones that offer an unexpected surprise–not to imply a lack of high expectations going into Cage The Elephant’s 2017 Bonnaroo set. Being a Cage live show veteran, I thought I knew what to expect, but Cage muscled out a new level of energy for their…

#tbt: BONNAROO SUPERJAM!

Half party and half concert, SuperJam is always one of the most anticipated events on the Bonnaroo lineup.  The 2017 version carried even higher expectations as it was curated by the iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  Billed as The Soul Shakedown, the Superjam pulls together an eclectic range of talent from across the festival’s many…